Present: Jesse Wernick, chapter Chair. Heidi Weiskel, chapter Treasurer. Elly, Knox, Grace, Marin Academy HS. Ariana, Archie Williams HS. Ginger Mhaling. 

The 2022 Tide Calendar is here. Jesse will coordinate Drop-offs to Clubs.

Live Water, Point Reyes and Proof Lab Surf Shops all have copies for sale.

MA wants 10 

AW wants 10

Tam?

Redwood?

Ariana: Michael Rawlings is Archie Williams HS club advisor and the SEA-Disc teacher.

AW has a lot of club members 10-15 are coming to meetings.

Club members want to do projects. Wants to work on the Cafeteria become an “OFR”

Also want to work on OFRs.

Will be implementing TerraCyle bins at AWHS, the company recycles the “non-recyclable” items, will probably go in the Advisors classroom. Will be ordered soon.

Some students are doing personal beach cleanups.

Marin Academy: T shirt fundraiser in the works

Richard Mazlin and Liz Gotleib are advisors.

MA will cover some costs.

Heidi will follow up about finances.

Beach Cleanups. Jesse is planning one for March for a group.

HS Club Beach Cleanup Day led by Marin Chapter? Date TBD.

Website – Sofia will be working on the Marin website and has a virtual meeting with Jesse next week. Elly also wants to work on the website.

Instagram: Check in with Delia about reposting Surfrider / CA posts and Knox wants to help.

Rise Above Plastics:

Biodegradable compostable recyclable laundry / personal care products. Can we do a post?

Plastic Pollution Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation: jhart@surfrider.org  Jennifer Hart

Ginger will get educated and bring RAP info to the next meeting.

Chapter Annual Planning is underway

Virtual Coastal Recreation Hill Day is March 8-10. Virtual. Need to let National know by January 28th who is attending

Surfrider’s 2022 Virtual Coastal Recreation Hill Day! March 8-10, 2022

Surfrider is excited to announce that we’re in the planning stages of our 2022 Coastal Recreation Hill Day. This is one of Surfrider’s largest national events, in which chapters and volunteers from across the coastal US join in Washington DC to meet with our federal leaders to demand bold federal action to protect our ocean, waves and beaches. Not only does this federal advocacy help develop and implement important nationwide legislation and funding for ocean and coastal protection, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for volunteer growth, development, and networking across Surfrider’s vast community.

Due to COVID-19, next year’s event will be a virtual march to DC again. While we wish we could be with each other in person, this event will still be extremely impactful in a virtual setting, especially since it opens up the potential to have every chapter represented! We’re asking that each chapter interested in participating in 2022 Hill Day select one member to attend the event and represent the chapter during congressional meetings. The only requirement is for the volunteer that represents the chapter during Hill Day has to be available all day on at least one of the congressional meeting days (March 9 & 10, 2022). 

OFR Chapter Memership Drive & Club Contest Launching Jan 15thThe Ocean Friendly Restaurants program has been through a lot of challenges and changes since the start of the pandemic, so we thought it was time for an opportunity! An OFR chapter drive and club contest will run in tandem from 1/15/22 – 4/15/22. There will be prizes! The winners will be calculated by weighted growth potential.  View this doc for all the details as well as some important COVID precautions to take into consideration. 
Save the Date!CA Regional Conference is ON – March 4th-6th 2022
More details to follow, but we are currently planning an in-person/hybrid CA Regional Conference for March 4th-6th in Ventura! Mark your calendars now, and I hope to see you there.